Cast Draycott : Ian Hoare
Lue : Helena Franklin
Patsy : Jonathan Tilley
Wally : Leon Chambers
West : Harry Reeder
Production Team Director : Roger Beaumont
Set Design : Philip Lindley
Costume Design : Abigale Lewis
Lighting Design : Robin Snowdon
Sound Design : Leon Chambers & Phillip Ley
Stage Manager : Dinah Irvine
Assistant Director : Ed O'Shaughnessy
Assistant Stage Managers : Petra Pendleton, Ruth Sanderson, Jean Carr, Laurence Tuerk, Maeve O' Sullivan
Lighting Operator : Blayne Young or Emily Carmichael
Sound Operator : Roger Beaumont or Ed O'Shaughnessy
Set Construction : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell and members of the cast & crew
Publicity & Marketing : Victor Craven
Video Trailer : Leon Chambers
Ian Hoare joined the Tower in 2002 and this is his 20th production as an actor. His favourite roles have been Hamm in Endgame, Lord Cecil in 5/11, Otto in The Diary of Anne Frank and Rev. Parris in The Crucible. A journalist and lecturer by trade, Ian lives in Holloway within easy walking distance of the greatest football team the world has ever seen.
This is Helena Franklin's fifth Tower Theatre production; she previously appeared as Jacie in Comic Potential, Melitta in Mrs Klein, Lucille in The Slab Boys and Queen Ane in 5/11. Helena has also been involved in many Shakespeare productions including The Tempest (Miranda) and Henry V (Princess Catherine), and has performed a number of times at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Whilst studying for a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare at University College London she was an active member of the Drama Society, with parts including Dotty in Jumpers and Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine.
This is Jonathan Tilley's first production at Tower Theatre. He is also a member of Putney Arts Theatre, where he has acted in seven shows including Foxfinder, Time of My Life and Much Ado About Nothing. He also directed a production of One Minute by Simon Stephens and has written several short plays for Putney Theatre Company's new writing shows.
Since rejoining the Tower Theatre last year after a 13-year break, Leon Chambers has appeared in Brighton
Beach Scumbags, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Entertaining Mr Orton. Earlier in the year he appeared in Autobahn
with SEDOS and has acted with various companies in both London and Kent. He is a filmmaker and has directed eight short films, which have won a number of awards and played at film festivals all over the world. His latest film Lonely Hearts is being screened at the St. Louis International Film Festival in the USA, this week. His next film will be his first feature film.
Harry Reeder has acted in many plays with the Tower Theatre since his first role as Monty in Chicken Soup with Barley in 1989. His most recent productions were Moonlight and Magnolias (2012) and Entertaining Mr Orton (London production, 2013). He loves plays with grit and humour. The Winterling has both and he is delighted to be playing West.
Ed O'Shaughnessy has been acting with the Tower since late 2009, appearing most recently as Sergeant Match in Entertaining Mr Orton which played in both London and at the Edinburgh Fringe. He is now learning the directorial ropes as Assistant Director through expert guidance from Roger.
Roger Beaumont's directing credits include - For the Tower Theatre : Chapter Two, Aladdin, Neville's Island,
Outside Edge, The Gay Detective, Speed-The-Plow, The Birthday Party, A Doll's House, Miss Julie, Blackbird & Endgame;
For Questors Theatre : Design for Living, Streetcar Named Desire, Closer, Duet for One, Waiting for Godot, Festen, Les Liaisons
Dangereuses & Humble Boy; For SEDOS : Three Sisters.